Charles Allen Du Val

His life and works

Allen Du Val

Allen Du Val
Born: 1866 Manchester
Gerald Du Val
Catherine Shimwell 1844-1932
Lucy Du Val 1869-1934
Gerald Shimwell Du Val 1870-1898
Bessie Du Val born 1872
Blanche Du Val born 1875
Bartram Du Val born 1877
Denis Du Val 1879-1915

Allen Du Val was born in late 1866, the eldest son of Gerald Du Val and his wife nee Catherine Shimwell.

In the 1881 Census Return he was described as a "chemist". but nothing more about him has been found in Census Returns or the Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths for England and Wales.

On 26 June 1897 a “Mr Allan Du Val” sailed from Liverpool on the SS Dahomey, bound for Sierra Leone. This may have been him, and it is thought in the family that he went to Argentina and had a family in Buenos Aires (1).


(1) Information of Anthony Wheal and Pat Griffin.